Hatfield Prison Information

Hatfield Prison
Hatfield Prison, officially known as HMP Hatfield, is a Category D open men's prison located in Hatfield, South Yorkshire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Hatfield Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. Here is important information about Hatfield Prison:

Hatfield Prison was opened in 1997 and operates as a Category D prison. It serves as an open establishment, housing individuals who have been assessed as having a low risk of escape and are preparing for their eventual release into the community.

Hatfield Prison is classified as a Category D prison, which indicates that it provides the lowest level of security among prison categories. The primary focus is on preparing individuals for their successful reintegration into society while maintaining appropriate levels of security.

Hatfield Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. It has a capacity to house approximately 200 individuals who are in the final stages of their sentence and deemed suitable for open conditions.

Hatfield Prison provides a range of facilities and services to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of its inmates. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison offers accommodation in open living units or shared houses where inmates have more freedom of movement. The living units are equipped with basic amenities and provide a more independent living environment.
  • Employment and Education: Hatfield Prison focuses on providing employment and educational opportunities to prepare inmates for their release. Vocational training, work placements, and educational programs are available to develop skills and improve employability prospects.
  • Community Engagement: Inmates are encouraged to participate in community-based activities such as employment, education, and voluntary work. This engagement helps them develop a sense of responsibility and provides practical experience for their eventual reintegration.
  • Family Contact: The prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and supports visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Healthcare: Hatfield Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who offer primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support and substance abuse programs are also available.
  • Resettlement Support: The prison provides pre-release planning and support to help inmates prepare for their transition back into the community. This may include assistance with accommodation, employment, and accessing community-based support services.
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Contact Information
HMP Hatfield Prison
Thorne Road,
South Yorkshire

Tel: 01405 746500

Website: HMP Hatfield Prison
Booking a visit to Hatfield Prison
How to book a visit to Hatfield Prison?

Prison visit times at Hatfield at Thursday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 to 4pm. You can book a prison visit here: www.gov.uk/prison-visits.

You will need the prisoners number when booking the visit online. When you arrive at the prison you will need to bring ID and also a utility bill with your current address.

Once you book a visit you should get confirmation through your email within a couple of days. If you don’t please email hatfield@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or call 01302 523 289. Lines open: Tuesday to Friday 09:30 – 15:30

Hatfield Prison Information

How to get to Hatfield Prison

Hatfield is in a rural location and around 10 miles from Doncaster. Its hard to access the prison using public transport. If you are looking at using public transport, train, the nearest station is Thorne North and Thorne South but even trains can be hard to get and is around 9 miles away from the prison itself.

Bus, Number 68 leaves Doncaster hourly from 8:20am but takes around half an hour ride from Doncaster to Cemetery Road.

If coming by car, M62, Junction 35, M18 then junction 5 onto M180. A18 towards Doncaster and its around a mile and a half on the right. You can park at the prison.
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